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    Heres some of the sources that show the lion has one of the strongest striking feats of all carnivorous prredators, from scientist, biologist, zoologist, hunters, eye witnessers ect.



    THE SCIENCE
    The Three Strongest Things In The Animal World

    http://books.google/booksid=2eYpAQA...=en&q=&sig=ACf U3U0fbpxiqcU4Dv37z7v_KwZhPDW2ew

    Let us fancy that we are looking at those terrible front paws with which it strikes the blow. The leg, or forearm, as it is called, measures 19 inches around, and is made up of the hardest of hard bone, with muscle and tendons as strong as the strongest wire. The foot measures 8 inches across. When this foot strikes an animal the lion shoots out its terrible claws, which are hidden, when it walks, inside the joints of the toes. These claws are like great hooks made of yellow horn. They tear the flesh off an animal as we would strip the peel from an orange. The force with which these claws are driven in is almost more than we can believe. We are told that the three strongest things in the animal world are these: first, the blow from the tail of a whale, second, the kick of a giraffe, and third the blow from a lion's paw.The forearm of the lion is worked by great muscles at the shoulder, and the blow which it makes is really like the blow from a steam hammer. No wonder that it can kill a man or a big animal with ease.

    The lion and the tiger are the largest of the cat family. They are really great fierce cats. Your pet kitten is simply a young lion or tiger on a tiny scale. Notice the kitten's claws: they are made in the same way as the lion's. Notice how rough its tongue is upon your hand. The lion's tongue is like that, only much more rough. On it's tongue little hard points, like fragments of horn, stick up, so that with these the lion can tear pieces of meat from a bone just as if it were using a file. The Lion's Roar In The Forest And How He Gets His Supper Another thing in which the lion is like the cat is that it cannot run fast for a long distance. It can spring a long way, and it can bound along at a great rate for a short time; but, just as a dog can race a cat, so a deer can easily race a lion.
    hammer.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=2e...a=X&ei=Dil_U62jBcT doAS9oYDgDg&ved=0CBAQ6AEwBQ


    Lets see another reason why the lions strike is much stronger, superior, and more powerful a blow:

    (Andrew. Jackson. Howe M.D.)


    http://booksgle/booksid=LxugAAAAMAA...=en&q=&sig =ACfU3U3W4j8CJ925wK3gUfhVlVt5jLt 4yA

    The "king of beasts" does not possess so many fine points as his confrere, "the Royal Bengal tiger," yet he has the world-wide reputation of being at the head of the felines—a cowardly, treacherous class; and of personifying courage and magnanimity, qualities almost worshiped by mankind. The average tiger weighs a few pounds less than the lion, yet is more supple of limb and lithe of body. Its hide is golden, striped with black, and presents a handsome marking that begets a feeling of dread. That tail, never at rest, suggests snake-like coils. The tiger lurks in jungle and never gives its victims fair play. Having such a variagated and lustrous coat, it must keep out of sight if it would not scare away its prey.

    The lion has a dull, tawny color, which prevents him from being discovered until its victims are within reach, hence he lies down in the open grazing grounds of the antilope, or by the paths that ruminants make in going to food and drink. The lion lies in wait by the side of a bank of yellow earth, or in brown weeds, that the color of its skin may correspond with the surroundings of its lurking place; and it bounds upon its victim with a terrific roar which paralyzes the timid creature about to be devoured.

    A distinguishing feature of the lion is an accumulation of weight and strength in its anterior parts, although the lion's neck is covered with* thick mass of hair and mane, giving the beast a formidable appearance,there exists beneath this innocent hump a muscular development that surpasses the same parts in the tiger. The osseous and muscular structures of the lion's head are superior to those of the tiger; and the fore-legs and paws possess greater strength than the tiger's anterior extremities. The structures constituting the pelvic girdle of the tiger are perhaps larger and stronger than similar parts in the lion. In all other respects the average lion is more than a match for the average tiger.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=Lx...a=X&ei=sxxfU-K_GoiZyASYg4LwBA&ved=0CA4Q6AEwBA

    AMPLIFIER
    In many parts of that continent his dimensions considerably exceed those which have been mentioned as the average in the preceding part of this notice, the length being sometimes more than nine feet, and the height nearly five.

    The mane of the lion is not confined to the upper part of the neck, but surrounds it on the sides, and even on the chest below. It is very closely set; and the hair of which it is composed is, in the largest specimens, more than two feet in length. This formidable clothing is with difficulty penetrated with any ordinary weapon. When the animal is prowling or using only his common powers of locomotion, in the use of which he is generally slow and majestic, this mane lies a considerable way over the back,
    hangs down over the shoulders,
    https://books.google.com/books?pg=PA...tput=html_text

    ACTUAL ACCOUNTS

    (From smallest animals to biggest in order of the lions feats specifically killing with paw blows)

    Paw swipe comparison:



    A small list of feats comparing who has harder striking strength, in this we do not compare mythos like assumed, or uses the words, probably, could, would, should, maybe, perhaps, I heard, hear say...only genuine first hand accounts can be acceptable in terms a scientific fact.....

    Personally. I am more afraid of a lions paws than I am of his jaws. Talk about uppercuts, left hooks and that sort of prize-fighting fancy shots! A lion is wonderfully clever and he does it without gloves. A lions claws take hold like a fish hook. A tiger or leopard gives with the paws a side slash that cuts like a knife.
    https://news.google.com/newspapers?...AAIBAJ&sjid=uzUNAA AAIBAJ&pg=831,1149737&hl=en


    (From smallest animals to biggest in order of the lions feats)




    The poor dog was destroyed in a moment: a single blow from the lion's paw rewarded his generous devotion with death
    http://books.google.com/books?id=o3...a=X&ei=pvoRVLnlLKz 4igKzwYGoAg&ved=0CAoQ6AEwAg



    Lion breaks hyenas back with one swipe:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=zL...X&ei=kvwRVPL9FIi9j ALykIGIBw&ved=0CBIQ6AEwBjgK


    Lion hits dog so hard the brains and guts come flying out:

    http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/l...t=lion fight &dateFilterType=yearRange&pag e=2


    Lion breaks female hyenas back with one blow:

    https://books.google.com/books?id=z...IBw#v=onepage&q=mal e lion paw hyena&f=false


    Lion kills hyena with one blow:

    One of the hyenas, engrossed in the feast and slower to retreat than his
    fellows, was killed by a single blow from a lion's paw.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=One...bks&ei=U0HEU7_mJ4 K6oQSd74LYBw&sa=N&gws_rd=ssl

    dikkins easily killed a sturdy hyena with a single blow of his great front paw
    https://www.google.com/search?q=%22dikkins+easily+kille d+a+sturdy+hyena%22&tbm=bks&tbo= 1&oq=%22dikkins+easily+killed+a+ sturdy+hyena%22&gs_l=heirloom-serp.3...4902.5183.0.5358.2.2.0. 0.0.0.165.284.0j2.2.0....0...1ac .1.34.heirloom-serp..2.0.0.0li8wyO0WbU
    Lion breaks leopards back with one blow:

    https://news.google.com/newspapers?...AIBAJ&sjid=EdcEAAA AIBAJ&pg=3981,2940704&hl=en


    Lions paw blow flys man 15 feet, and kills another with one blow:

    Stone flew 15 feet through the air, while the lion sprang to its feet and made off. A native bearer ran up. The lion killed him with one blow of its paw
    http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/30989359/


    Lion kills female jaguar with a few blows from the paw:

    https://news.google.com/newspapers?...AIBAJ&sjid=sEkEAAA AIBAJ&pg=6579,3977562&hl=en


    Lion hits lioness all the way across the cage with one blow of the paw:

    A full grown lioness is a large animal, and more than proportionately heavy; yet I once saw a lion, with the very slightest imaginable wave of his paw, dash his mate from the corner of the cage, where she was rearing against the bars, and send her sprawling on her back as if she had been a little lamb
    http://books.google.com/books?id=RH...X&ei=SCx_U_GfFsTdo AS9oYDgDg&ved=0CA4Q6AEwBDgU

    Lion kills lioness with a blow from the paw:
    https://books.google.com/books?id=S3UkAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA682&d q=%22paw%22+blow+%22lion%22+%22h yena%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=TSlYVZbdLZ anyAThggI&ved=0CBQQ6AEwADg8#v=on epage&q=%22paw%22%20blow%20%22li on%22%20%22hyena%22&f=false

    Lion kills siberian tigress with a blow from the paw breaking its back:

    "detroit finally hit her with his paw and broke her back"
    https://news.google.com/newspapers?...AIBAJ&sjid=U2QEAAA AIBAJ&pg=3109,5557564&hl=en


    Lion breaks another male lions back with one blow of the paw:

    broke his rival's back with one swipe of his paw during a performance yesterday. Several hundred persons, including many children were witnesses to the killing.
    https://news.google.com/newspapers?...AIBAJ&sjid=9HENAAA AIBAJ&pg=5191,2470922&hl=en


    Lion crushes tigers skull with a blow from the paw:


    Far too quick for the eye to see, but just at the right moment, this lion, delivered a well-timed blow to the side of the tigers head, and crushed his skull. The lion is a mighty beast.
    http://www.google.com/search?ie=ISO...ally got in a fight?&btnG=Google Search&gbv=1


    Far too quick for the eye to see, but just at the right moment, this lion, delivered a well-timed blow to the side of the tigers head, and crushed his skull. The lion is a mighty beast.
    http://tribes.tribe.net/25a1f4a7-b7...4/thread/9aa57c32-0069-476e-b3be-d346557226d6

    Lion kills zebra with one blow of the paw:

    https://books.google.com/books?id=G...ei=py1_U4aRK47xoAT7 jYKABA#v=onepage&q&f=false


    Lioness crushes black bears skull with a blow of the paw:

    e:



    https://news.google.com/newspapers?...AIBAJ&sjid=cigDAAA AIBAJ&pg=3652,1785493&hl=en


    Lion caves in donkeys neck bones with a blow from the paw:

    https://books.google.com/books?id=z...6AEwAA#v=onepage&q= lion devoid donkey&f=false

    A lion can kill a zebra with one blow of its sledge-hammer paw. An incident was observd where a zebra was dead in half a second. A hunter who performed an autopsy found one lethal blow had dislocated the zebras neck.
    http://www.rhinoresourcecenter.com/p...1299889747.pdf

    Lion kills horse with one blow of the paw:

    'These he had endeavoured to dislodge, but, insufficiently armed, he was compelled to beat a retreat, after losing one of his horses by a single blow of a lion’s paw.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=Eb...ei=uTJ_U-uxE8P9oAT_-4CIAQ&ved=0CAgQ6AEwATiCAQ


    King of swedens Barbary lion kills a european brown bear with one blow:


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_I_of_Sweden

    The king, of whom I have just narrated so many anecdotes, had a very large lion‘ presented to him by one of the Barbary powers. There were at this time several bears kept by the butchers about the shambles in Stockholm, and his majesty, being anxious to witness a rencontre between one of these animals and the lion, ordered them to be brought into contact with each other. lu the lion's den there were two apartments, into one of which the bear was introduced. On the lion, however, getting access to that animal, he found him posted in a corner; when, going up to him, he gave him a slight rap with his paw, as if to see of what materials his visiter was composed. The bear, not liking this kind of salutation, growled, and endeavoured to parry it. This made the lion angry: when, ‘ with one- fell swoop,‘ with -his paw, as the story goes, he laid the bear dead at his feet.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=Io5NAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA195&d q=african+lions+paw+blow+bear&hl
    =en&sa=X&ei=6zR_U8D1HNDdoATcioFI &ved=0CAYQ6AEwADg

    Lion kills bear with one blow:

    Lion Kills Bear. In a phorl battle at the carnival grounds in Corry Monday night. bettween members of the bear and the lion families the latter was returned the victor an Having delivered a vicious assault on the bruin's head quarters. There was nothing to the skirmish, for the bear was outclassed outgeneraled and outslugged and never had a ghost of a show with the African jungle King, it was all over in the twinkling of an eye and the bear lay quite dead on the floor of his cage which the lion had invaded in making the attack.
    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/4985736

    one killed by a single blow by a lion 162
    https://books.google.com/books?id=L...CjPAxwiaowK1EMvfB09 Q&ci=165,82,791,450&edge=0

    and one from aesop:

    This so angered the lion that he killed the bear with one blow.
    https://books.google.com/books?id=r8IUvR4jYx4C&pg=PT255&l pg=PT255&dq=lion+bear+%22killed% 22+%22with%22+%22one%22+%22blow% 22&source=bl&ots=K6I_kAMA7C&sig= snxXEcwYRccIrGmsWRXzM7us1SQ&hl=e n&sa=X&ei=aRJcVdK8LNC1ogSHuICYBg &ved=0CB0Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=lio n%20bear%20%22killed%22%20%22wit h%22%20%22one%22%20%22blow%22&f= false




    A few years ago an Englishman who had hunted lions In Africa ventured, upon a visit here, to express the opinion that an African lion could whip a grizzly in fair fight. His' opinion was so warmly disputed by partisans of the grizzly that he determined to settle the matter. He brought a full grown lion to this Park and it was put into a cage'along with a grizzly. The lion at once sprang to the attack^ leaping upon the bear's' back and trying to dig in with claws and teeth. The grizzly sincerely shook him off.The lion again sprang and was again shaken off. A third time it was shaken off, but this time the lion, annoyed, gave it a swipe with one of its paws, and broke its back. killing it with a single blow.
    http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/1489912/



    Lions paw blow shatters ox's back limb to peices:

    But whatever the lion's object, the result of the attack was sufficiently patent, and I have never seen clearer evidence of the marvellous strength of these brutes than the terribly crushed condition of that ox. The great bones of the leg were splintered and the flesh a mass of black pulp and extravasated blood; and yet there was scarcely a claw-mark upon the skin,—all this injury had been done by the mere force
    https://books.google.com/books?pg=P...d=otZp3FqL0swC&ie=I SO-8859-1&output=html_text


    Lion smacks down and stuns a female eland with a blow from the paw:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=hp...a=X&ei=SrocVMXpDYj YoASKqIK4AQ&ved=0CAgQ6AEwAQ





    A traveller in South Africa once saw a magnificent male lion strike down and kill a

    zebra with a single blow of his huge fore paw. Instead of tearing it in pieces he
    stood beside the carcase waving his tail, raised his head to look around, and ...
    https://www.google.com/search?q=%22A+traveller+in+South +Africa+once+saw+a+magnificent+m ale+lion+strike+down+and+kill+a+ zebra%22&tbm=bks&tbo=1&oq=%22A+t raveller+in+South+Africa+once+sa w+a+magnificent+male+lion+strike +down+and+kill+a+zebra%22&gs_l=h eirloom-serp.3...3120.9927.0.10048.8.1.0 .7.0.0.462.462.4-1.1.0....0...1ac.1.34.heirloom-serp..8.0.0.SpOUWeMWsfo

    he came up to the zebra, he made a sudden spring and with his right paw
    struck the animal a terrific blow on the neck. The zebra dropped instantly.
    The
    lion did not renew the attack. He walked a little distance away and then stood
    there
    https://www.google.com/search?q=%22zebra%2C+he+made+a+s udden+spring+and+with+his+right+ paw+struck+the+animal+a+terrific +blow+on+the+neck%22+&tbm=bks&tb o=1&oq=%22zebra%2C+he+made+a+sud den+spring+and+with+his+right+pa w+struck+the+animal+a+terrific+b low+on+the+neck%22+&gs_l=heirloo m-serp.3...3920.4318.0.4505.2.2.0. 0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0...1ac.1.34.h eirloom-serp..2.0.0.lHxaVFvv20U


    As he reached the zebra the younger lion swung around with a savage snarl and
    with one terrific blow of his paw sent the old fellow tumbling end over end at least
    ten feet out in the grass.
    https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&tbo=1&q=%22a+sava ge+snarl+and+with+one+terrific+b low+of+his+paw+sent%22

    But the lion crouched on in the position he had formerly adopted before leaping
    on to a zebra and dislocating its neck with one swift blow of his paw. When the
    time came it was all done with the utmost simplicity, with no difficulty and without
    https://www.google.com/search?q=%22t....0.WkOYdF9ZPG8


    A lion can kill a zebra with one blow of its sledge-hammer paw. An incident was observd where a zebra was dead in half a second. A hunter who performed an autopsy found one lethal blow had dislocated the zebras neck.
    http://www.rhinoresourcecenter.com/p...1299889747.pdf


    The exhaust fumes mask the warning scent of the lion and he can pounce on the
    oblivious antelope before it has time to flee. A lion can kill a zebra with one blow
    of its sledge-hammer paw. An incident was observed
    https://www.google.com/search?q=%22The+exhaust+fumes+ma sk+the+warning+scent+of+the+lion +and+he+can+pounce+on+the%22+&tb m=bks&tbo=1


    A fierce king-lion raided the herds of the Bamangwato, crushing the skull of an ox with ablow of his terrible paw.
    https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&hl=en&q=+%22A+fie rce+king-lion+raided+the+herds+of+the+Bam angwato%2C+crushing+the+skull+of +an+ox+with+a+blow+of+his+terrib le+paw.%22


    As the buffalo turned, the lion gave it a single slamming blow with its paw,
    dropping the buffalo instantly with a broken neck.
    https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&tbo=1&q=%22As+the +buffalo+turned%2C+the+lion+gave +it+a+single+slamming+blow+with+ its+paw%2C+%22


    Heres another one, a paw blow drops an ox:
    https://news.google.com/newspapers?...AIBAJ&sjid=R5QDAAA AIBAJ&pg=4856,4510683&hl=en


    and one of a lion killing a camel with one blow:
    https://books.google.com/books?id=h742AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA192&d q=Lion+%22paw%22+%22blow%22++cro codile&hl=en&sa=X&ei=fCFUVdaxMYr 6oQSi9ICoAw&ved=0CCsQ6AEwBDgU#v= onepage&q=Lion%20%22paw%22%20%22 blow%22%20%20crocodile&f=false


    a sheep is nothing to a lion, he can kill a 800 lb ox with onw blow:
    https://news.google.com/newspapers?...AIBAJ&sjid=XyAEAAA AIBAJ&pg=2831,2512771&hl=en


    what of our king of beast the lion? The wallop it dishes out with its paw is one of the hardest thrown punches in nature. With a single blow it can kill an ox, antlope or zebra.
    https://news.google.com/newspapers?...AIBAJ&sjid=aeIDAAA AIBAJ&pg=4518,3317534&hl=en


    the whole article of a lion killing a cow with one blow:
    https://news.google.com/newspapers?...AAIBAJ&sjid=6wQGAA AAIBAJ&pg=1006,277529&hl=en

    George keller:

    Lesson of the Lion Tamers

    A large male lion named Regal had a dominating presence in the center ring, but that did not stop a puma in the same act from showing his resentment. At the end of every performance, as the big cats returned to their cages, the puma passed Regal’s pedestal and reached up, quickly clipping Regal on the leg. This continued for many weeks. As the lion tamer described: "I knew that real trouble was building, but I couldn’t think of any way to stop it. The animals are trained to leave the arena in a certain order; I couldn’t send Regal out first and so get him out of the puma’s way. I was afraid to interfere directly between the two animals; if I should chase Regal down from his seat, there almost certainly would have been a fight."Ultimately, "Regal decided to end the annoyance." "This time, when I cued the puma to go back to his cage, Regal was ready. Just as the puma was passing but before he had time to reach up and clip the lion, Regal leaned down and swung with such a haymaker as I have never
    (continued) The Top of the Food Chain F 67

    Before seen. He caught the puma on the side of the neck, striking with such force that he severed the head from the body as cleanly as though it had been cut off by a headsman’s ax. The puma’s body fell limp at the foot of Regal’s pedestal, and the head flew across the arena, struck the bars on the far side and rebounded, to drop on the ground like a spent ball…

    http://recruitusmc.org/wp-content/u...her-Tough-Customers-Sourcebooks-Inc.-2004.pdf

    Lion has the strength in striking to bare brains.
    http://newspapers.library.wales/view/3415644/3415651/158/blow lion paw

    its interesting, since even lionesses has similar striking strength:
    http://newspapers.library.wales/view/3736035/3736040/69/blow lion paw

    Both the elands fell, struck senseless by the blows of the lions' pawsand by the grip of the powerful teeth just forward of the shoulder.
    https://books.google.com/books?id=7...#v=onepage&q=eland lion paw blow -her&f=false


    The lion is part of the 4 big cats known as the genus Panthera, which includes ... It is the tallest of all known cats reaching a height of 5 feet 5 inches
    http://africawildlife.org/lion/

    Bengal tigers (panthera Tigris Tigris) are smaller than the Siberian tigers. A male
    stands between 2 and 3 feet tall at the shoulder.
    http://www.shambala.org/adopt_tiger.htm
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardwicke

    The Bengal or Royal Tiger (Jig. 614.) is the scourge of Asia and the Indian islands. Equal in size to the Lion, though generally inferior in strength, it wants not courage or ferocity to attack the king of beasts;a temerity which generally proves fatal. Ferocity cannot be more horridly developed than in the Tiger: it may, indeed, be termed a sanguivorous animal, for it will suck the blood of its victim previously to eating it, and will seize on any other that may come in sight; treating it in the same way. Its horrid avidity is such, that, while so engaged, it will almost bury its head and face in the reeking carcase of its prey. According to Marsden, the tigers in Sumatra are so abundant, that whole villages are sometimes depopulated by Bengal Titer. them. Yet, from a superstitious prejudice, it is

    http://books.google.com/books?id=Gp...X&ei=0_EQVN2LKer7i wKx5oDIDQ&ved=0CAwQ6AEwAzgU


    Tigers are bigger than lions, but lions may be stronger. Who would win in a fight? Most experts say that the lion would kill the tiger.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=%22Most+experts+M+say+t hat+the+lion+would+kill+the+tige r%22&tbo=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=bks&ei=FH2vVN6qL8jyoATYjIC wBQ&sa=N


    In a fair-shake showdown between a full-grown male lion and the same-size, same-sex tiger, animal handlers mostly bet on the lion. Although the tiger is regarded as being more bloodthirsty, treacherous and untamable, the physical differences between the two big cat species are slight, being mainly those of hide, skull and mane. he tiger has no mane, but old male tigers have long, spreading cheek hair. Much of the lion-tiger difference is in family relations: a lioness never destroys its young; the tigress often does. The lion helps rear his offspring; the tiger forsakes his lady love for gamier affairs. Physically, the lion has better forequarters and the great advantage of his mane because it protects the carotid artery and acts as a tangle for attacking claws or jaw.
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    The lion, equipped with the most powerful killing arm in the animal kingdom, Zebra and Kongol are the lion's main food. He races alongside his intended victim and kills it with a single blow of his paw.
    https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&hl=en&q=%22The+li on%2C+equipped+with+the+most+pow erful+killing+arm+in+the+animal+ kingdom%2C%22

    The general form of the lion is stronger in front, than the proportions of his kindred tribes; and his broad chest and
    https://books.google.com/books?id=6tgcAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA7&dq=%22the+lion+is+stronger%2 2+bear&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi-kpr3rPPJAhURzWMKHZsAC3c4ChDoAQhD MAc#v=onepage&q=%22the%20lion%20 is%20stronger%22%20bear&f=false




    The lion's great flat paw came whacking down — but she had wheeled away, gulping and choking over the chunk of meat. ... He roared, and caught one of the other hyenas a glancing blow that bared white ribs
    http://www.google.com/search?tbm=bk...f+the+other+hyen as+a+glancing+blow+that+bared



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Akeley

    From that time until now I have seen a great many lions, shot some and handled nearly fifty specimens, so that I have made a fairly extended study of the measurements and anatomy of the king of beasts. I have tried also to study his living characteristics and habits, but that is much more difficult. After all, perhaps the most impressive thing about a lion is his fore leg. The more you know of elephants the more you regard the elephant's trunk.The more you know of lions, the more you respect the lion's fore leg and the great padded and clawed weapon at the end of it. It is perhaps the best token of the animal's strength.It is probably two or three times as powerful in proportion to weight as the arm of a man. He can kill a man with one blow of his paw. His other weapon, his jaw, is strong enough to break a zebra's neck at one bite. These are a rather rough measure of an animal's strength, but they give some idea of it.

    http://books.google.com/books?id=O2...6AEwBA#v=onepage&q =pulling power lion&f=false

    Carl was on badass of the week:
    http://www.badassoftheweek.com/akeley.html
    http://books.google.com/books?id=7a...a=X&ei=H_gRVLb9J4W 4iwL0iICwCA&ved=0CAgQ6AEwAQ


    (Zoologist: Francis trevelyan Buckland)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Trevelyan_Buckland


    The "pat" Of A Lion's Paw. 229
    A pat with this formidable weapon is positively a fearful blow; the Nasmyth's steam-hammer, working with elegant ease, will strike a blow which the spectator would hardly expect without seeing its effects. The lion's paw is the Nasmyth's hammer in nature

    (Nasmyth Hammer)

    http://books.google.com/books?id=Pf...a=X&ei=ubUcVKyGGY_ 8oQSPvIH4Cg&ved=0CAYQ6AEwAA



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Joh...w,_1st_Baronet

    I have myself," says Mr Barrow, the well-known African traveller, " witnessed an instance of a very young lion conveying a horse a mile from the spot where he had killed it: and a more extraordinary case has been mentioned to me on good authority, where a lion, having carried off a heifer of two years old, was followed on the track for five hours, above thirty English miles, by a party on horseback; and throughout the whole distance, the carcass of the heifer was only once or twice discovered to have touched the ground."The strength of the animal is still more fully exhibited, perhaps, by the manner in which he kills his prey. To effect this, he seldom or never uses his teeth or claws; a stroke of his paw is in general sufficient, and one of his blows has been known frequently to break the back of a horse. It is true, that at his first onset the whole weight of his body assists in bringing the prey to the earth; the attack being always made by a spring from a considerable distance—such a distance, indeed, as is alone sufficient to indicate his great power. For this spring he lies couching and preparing, in the attitude best fitted to give force to the exertion. Even when the prey is on the ground, he still uses his paw, till his stroke is mortal.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=QE...a=X&ei=GVYSVKfUD9G oyATH0IKoBA&ved=0CAYQ6AEwAA





    As a cat claws at a mouse which moves, not to kill, but merely to retain it, so the lion strikes with his sledge-hammer limb at the at head or leg or hand which his victim moves. As the bite is not necessary to kill, the blow from the mighty paws having already destroyed all power of resistance.

    ~The book of popular science vol 2 Grolier Society, 1957

    "The weight of the lion's body, as compared with its size, is very remarkable, and is accounted for by the singular density of the muscles and the compactness of the principal bones; which latter, like the teeth of the hippopotamus, will produce fire with steel. The force with which he must alight after a bound of fifteen or twenty feet is, therefore, sufficiently obvious, and his massy paw will batter in the skull of an ox quite as effectually as if a sledge-hammer had been employed." To once again institute a comparison of the lion with the tiger, the average weight of the former, so far as can be ascertained, is considerably greater, and though "record" weights cannot help one much in finding an average, it is interesting to note that the heaviest weight authentically recorded of a lion is 583 lb., and of a tiger 54o lb.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=gs...X&ei=U88cVNm_L9e3o gTKlYDQDg&ved=0CBgQ6AEwCTgU


    (Steam hammer)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_hammer

    Antelopes, zebras and wild asses are much sought by them, but in those regions where wild game is being exterminated by the white man, they attack domestic cattle, goats, pigs, ponies and camels. Their powerful forelegs, nineteen inches around, and their great feet, armed with sharp, horny claws, constitute a terrible weapon whose striking power has been likened to that of a steam-hammer. Sometimes they kill their victim with a single blow, but if not, the huge paw may grasp the nose of the animal and jerk back its head so as to break the neck, or the cruel teeth may fasten themselves on the blood vessels in the throat. When several lions take part in a slaughter the leader usually consumes a "lion's share of the feast," while the others help themselves to what may remain.

    The lion is generally supposed to be a fearless creature, possessing those qualities one expects to find in a king of the animal world.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=Aa...a=X&ei=b14SVOKDEoe oyAScv4GICA&ved=0CAoQ6AEwAg


    (Thunder-Bolt)


    But a terrible explanation followed. This creature, having got to the skirt of the wood, expanded, by some strange magic, to an incredible size, and sprang into the open, with a growl, a mighty lion; he seemed to ricochet from the ground, so immense was his second bound, that carried him to the eland, and he struck her one blow on the head with his terrible paw, and felled her as if with a thunderbolt: down went her body, with all the legs doubled,~and her poor head turned over, and the nose kissed the ground. The lion stood motionless. Presently the eland, who was not dead, but stunned, began to recover and struggle feebly up.

    Then the lion sprang on her with a roar, and rolled her over, and, with two tremendous bites and a shake, tore her entrails out and laid her dying. He sat composedly down, and contemplated her last convulsions, without touching her again.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=hp...a=X&ei=SrocVMXpDYj YoASKqIK4AQ&ved=0CAgQ6AEwAQ


    There he is indeed a monarch, for, dreaded by all, he has nothing to fear from any living creature, save when by chance some solitary hunter, aided by his death-dealing arms, wages unequal war against him. I have lived in his domains for months and months together, and have encountered him at all times, and under all circumstances; and the more I have studied his character and his habits, when in a state of nature, the more am I convinced of his right to royal precedence amongst beasts.

    His strength is unsurpassed by any animal in creation, not even excepting the tiger, for I have known him to break the spine of an ox with a single blow of his tremendous fore-paw; I have seen him stop a horse in its full career, and throw him back on his haunches; I have witnessed the skull of a living man crushed to pieces as if it were an egg-shell, by a lion already in its death-throes; and at night I have heard a marauder leap over the wall of a^cattle-kraal, seven feet high, taking with him a bullock, which he carried off as easily as a cat would do a mouse. Add to this terrible strength, the fearful gripe of his flesh-rending fangs; his peculiar faculty of being able to see in the dark; the noiselessness with which he is enabled to approach, and the distance from which he can spring upon his prey; and it must be confessed that in the darker hours of night a hunter, however experienced and well-armed he may be, stands but a poor chance against such a formidable antagonist.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=ro...a=X&ei=g1uEU_n5GZL joASP9YDQCg&ved=0CBIQ6AEwBg



    http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/26121397


    The huntsmen arm themselves with shield and spear, and shield and sword. The shield to be used to partly ward off the glancing blow of the lion's paw, and to break its force and prevent its claws from getting home when dashing past the animal at a great pace and at an angle; no shield that was ever made, or no human being that used it, could stop a direct blow or meet a blow from a full-grown lion, so it is never ridden at direct
    http://books.google.com/books?id=oJ...a=X&ei=fMMcVM6GCce 1ogTtvIG4Cg&ved=0CAYQ6AEwAA


    Young male lion, with one arm body slaming a wildebeest:




    BIOLOGIST, NATRUALIST, HUNTERS AND OTHER OBSERVERS

    (Trevor carnaby)

    http://www.beataboutthebush.co.za/ou...r-carnaby.html

    Some large lion kills, e.g. buffalo, giraffe, hippo or elephant, could take up to ten days to finish off completely. I know of a lone, large male (blind in one eye) that jumped onto the back of a large male wildebeest and broke its neck by pulling the muzzle back with one paw.
    http://www.google.com/search?q=that...g+the+muzzle+bac k+with+one+paw.&tbm=bks&tbo=1


    Samuel Baker:


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Baker

    The head and neck are larger, although, when boiled and cleaned, the skull does not exceed in size that of an ordinary tiger. It may be safely stated that a lion which measures 9 ft. 8 inches in length would weigh heavier than a tiger of the same dimensions. I have already described that the tiger when springing to the attack does not strike a crushing blow, but merely seizes with its claws. A lion, on the contrary, strikes with terrible strength, at the same time that it fixes its claws upon its victim.The force of this blow is terrific, and many a man has been killed outright as though struck with a sledge-hammer.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=lD...a=X&ei=KyCYUsviBoT loASW_ICIDg&ved=0CBcQ6AewAg



    The tiger does not, like the lion. strike a heavy blow with his paw.
    ~Chicago Tribune - Jan 4, 1905
    http://www.google.com/search?q=The+...s=ar:1&tbm=nws&e i=itkQUcikOLGxigLvvIGoCg&sa=N

    Blows aimed to the head and face:
    It is important to remember that there are two British emblematic animals. The lion, a natural king of beasts, does not much overestimate himself when he is at his best and sobered by occasional defeat. Many beasts are afraid of him — not the eagle, far aloft! The lion can strike a blow so swift that you lose sight of his paw. He is a cat as well as a lion. When he closes his jaws upon his prey he does not easily unlock them. He has persistence, power, "pluck," as the British say. I have great respect for the lion: he has done wonders in the world.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=zA...X&ei=L8AcVJHRJIPYo ATe8YGoCA&ved=0CAYQ6AEwADgy

    Paw blow to the face:


    Like this source says, ask 9 out of 10 people who strikes the heaviest, and they will say the lion:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=A9...X&ei=GH8cVIznH4iwj ALOmoHwDQ&ved=0CAgQ6AEwATgK

    Winding up a paw strike:


    More accounts of lions killing hyenas:

    The Warden heard a hyena calling very near his house one night, and ... One of the hyenas, engrossed in the feast and slower to retreat than his fellows, was killed by a single blow from a lion's paw.
    ~Window onto wilderness Anthony Cullen - ‎1969 - Snippet view
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    Paw blows can completely knock down their adversary's



    Dickins easily killed a sturdy hyena with a single blow of his great front paw.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Dic....0...1ac..34.heir loom-serp..0.0.0.vd-FipImwbI






    Lioness kills hyena:

    the cub into safety, Umnandi literally fell upon the hyena, and with one blow of her great paw blotted him out of existence.
    ~The national review 1926
    https://www.google.com/search?q=the....0...1ac..34.heir loom-serp..1.0.0.br79LNBzHzI

    A paw blow to the back:

    A hyena may occasionally get killed by a blow from a lion's paw ; but on the
    whole they seem to find this risk worth while, for lions rarely touch meat after it
    has been contaminated by scavengers

    ~Wild Animals in an African National Park Rennie Montague Bere - ‎1966 - Snippet view
    https://www.google.com/search?q=A+hyena+may+occasionall y+get+killed+by+a+blow+from+a+li on%27s+paw+%3B+but+on+the+&tbm=b ks&oq=A+hyena+may+occasionally+g et+killed+by+a+blow+from+a+lion% 27s+paw+%3B+but+on+the+&gs_l=hei rloom-serp.3...171502.171502.0.171818. 1.1.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0.msedr...0.. .1ac..34.heirloom-serp..1.0.0.uLpy-QEItn0


    Later the camera moved to show that the lion had, in fact, with one swipe of his
    paw, hit one of the hyenas and broken its back.
    ~The Two-Minute Drill to Manhood: A Proven Game Plan for ...John Croyle - ‎2013 -
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Lat....0...1ac..34.heir loom-serp..1.0.0.pNvFdVnbnfk
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    Heres some of the sources that show the lion has one of the strongest striking feats of all carnivorous prredators, from scientist, biologist, zoologist, hunters, eye witnessers ect.
    I'll take your word for it.
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    I'll take your word for it.
    Don't encourage him
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    I'll take your word for it.
    Cool, just tryna share some stuff that people might find interesting.
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    Straight up knock out power:





    Most powerful paw swipe in action:









    (What makes the tiger not have a broken sometimes is because of there flexability and agility in movements, still the tiger feels the pain)


    (Lion with one paw slaps a massive eland down)



    (Straigh up knock out power)

    Okay, so lets see it in action:




    TRAINERS, ZOO KEEPERS, AND ANIMAL OWNERS

    Everland throne was occupied by the male lion over 10 years

    Yongin Everland Zoo know what it is, who fights and lions and tigers. The grow it as a lion and a tiger.

    Once the average weight, but the lion is slightly ahead of the level, is not a decisive factor in the game. The male lion is 200kg, females 140kg, a male tiger 180kg, larger than the tiger with a female lion 130kg. Is squirming around Cedar Lake. Lion boasts a stable posture to balance the total weight placed on both front foot and back foot. While the tiger is the weight mainly because your body can soon be put on the back foot rotation jeompeuryeok is excellent. There is also a slight difference between primary weapon. If the lion is massive paws straight from the stable posture primary weapon, the tiger is swift and quick jab Tapping value. Teeth attack a decisive role when the fight is similar to both. Digging deep into the flesh with sharp fangs are costs to 3ÜB length. film Showdown of the lion and tiger tuck. See example their fighting skills and habits from jeongsangjo keepers watched their fight 24 years from Everland Zoo.
    http://news.chosun.com/site/data/htm...062900832.html

    Frank bostock:

    of his paws he can break the neck of a horse," says Mr. Frank Bostock
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    Beatty flirting with death one blow of the paw would splinter the chair to cues, and some of them become absolutely uncontrollable
    http://bklyn.newspapers.com/newspage/58265797/


    Striking at the head:
    The tiger dosen't have the knock out power to K’O a lion

    The lion has a harder strike, and is mentally wired in battle:


    It is in the hot and dry plains of Africa that the lion is chiefly found. It is the most powerful animal of the cat tribe, to which it belongs. All animals of this kind feed on other animals, which they take by surprise…The fore paws of a lion are amazingly strong, so that he is able to break the brick of a horse with one blow, and there are few animals that can resist him when once he attacks them.
    https://books.google.com/books?id=j...X&ei=QOepVMWBI4axog T_uoHAAg&ved=0CBgQ6AEwCTge

    Striking at the head:

    Personally. I am more afraid of a lions paws than I am of his jaws. Talk about uppercuts, left hooks and that sort of prize-fighting fancy shots! A lion is wonderfully clever and he does it without gloves. A lions claws take hold like a fish hook. A tiger or leopard gives with the paws a side slash that cuts like a knife.
    https://news.google.com/newspapers?...AAIBAJ&sjid=uzUNAA AAIBAJ&pg=831,1149737&hl=en

    Striking at the head:


    Personally believe, judging from qualifications I have seen them exhibit, that the lion could deal a more crushing blow with his paw than the tiger, but the tiger, being quicker, may be able to defend himself to a better advantage 293 than the lion. However, I would be the last person on earth to ever witness or encourage such a combat

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    Louis roth:



    GENERAL CONSENSES

    K.O paw blow:


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    BIOLOGY BOOKS

    Lions strength in striking is usually always mentioned with him:


    Tigers greediness and savagery is always the highlight of him:



    Lightning quick blow from the paw knocks down rival







    No apex predator has the amount of practice on a vast diversity of prey as the lion does:


    Power paws…A blow from the paws stuns the prey:
    https://books.google.com/books?id=hTdSQXn4-dkC&pg=PA22&dq=%22blow%22+lion+a ntelope+paw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=SozpVM 3SOsiDoQTF3ILIDw&ved=0CBQQ6AEwBw

    A male lions shoulders and front legs are so strong that it can cripple animals such as antelopes and hyenas with a single blow
    https://books.google.com/books?id=HX4RejsIGEYC&pg=PA9&dq= %22blow%22+lion+antelope+paw&hl= en&sa=X&ei=SozpVM3SOsiDoQTF3ILID w&ved=0CBgQ6AEwCQ

    Immediate deatii follows a blow from its tremendous paw, and the prey is then dragged off to be devoured at leisure
    https://books.google.com/books?id=xQ0bAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA713&d q=%22blow%22+lion+antelope+paw&h l=en&sa=X&ei=G43pVLOKJ8rroATg4oD gDg&ved=0CBYQ6AEwCDgK



    In fact, it is the lioness that normally has to do all the difficult job of stalking and making a kill, and it is then that the lion, and usually a grumpy old lion, steps in and ... Dickins easily killed a sturdy hyena with a single blow of his great front paw.
    ~I Walk with Lions: The Story of Africa's Great Animal Preserves, The Royal National Parks of Kenya, as Told by Their First Director Mervyn Cowie
    Macmillan, 1963 - Zoology - 245 pages

    It kills man and comparatively small animals, such as deer and antelopes, with a blow of its terrible paw,
    ~ The Naturalist's Note Book: A Monthly Record of Anecdotes Reeves and Turner, 1868 - Natural hist

    The other lions follow, and the nearest brings the antelope down with a spring and a blow of its forepaw.
    ~ antelope Rennie Montague Bere Arco Pub. Co., 1970 - Nature - 96 pages

    The lion's method of killing its prey is as follows : Small animals are knocked over with a quick blow of the paw,
    ~J. L. Cloudsley-ThompsonG.T. Foulis, 1967 - Animals - 204 pages

    he came up to the zebra, he made a sudden spring and with his right paw struck the animal a terrific blow on the neck.
    ~ Carl Ethan Akeley, Mary L. Jobe Akeley, Mary Lenore Jobe Akeley Dodd, Mead & Company, 1932 - Animal behavior - 260 pages

    blow from his terrible paw cun knock over the largest animals, and crush any of the smaller — a dog or an antelope
    ~ 'New and old', ed. by C. Gutch

    antelope, for example, is either killed instantly by a sharp blow from the lion's powerful paw, or pulled down and
    ~ Wild Life Illustrated: A Comprehensive Survey of the Animal Life of the WorldE. G. BoulangerOdhams Press, 1950 - Animal behavior - 512 pages

    blood, as the bite is not necessary to kill, the blow from the mighty paws having already destroyed all power of resistance.
    ~The Book of Popular Science, Volume 2Grolier Society, 1957 - Natural history - 4294 pages

    That blow from the lion's paw may break the leg. If not it numbs it so badly the beast cannot use it
    ~Nada: the Southern Rhodesia Native Affairs Department Annual, Issue 29 Southern Rhodesia. Dept. of Native Affairs

    an attempt to snatch a leg bone. The lion's paw, driven by coiling masses of muscle, caught him a blow that hurled his body twenty feet
    ~ The way of the lion Alden Gifford Stevens Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1939 - Animals - 144 pages

    for, by a single blow, the lion can rip up the side of a horse or a buffalo.
    https://books.google.com/books?id=E0sDAAAAQAAJ&pg=RA1-PA114&dq=%22blow%22+lions+paw&hl =en&sa=X&ei=-ZjpVKyZAoWyogTD_oBY&ved=0CAoQ6AE wAjjgAw

    A single blow with a lion's paw or an elephant's trunk will put an end to his existence.
    https://books.google.com/books?id=dmtEAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA115&d q=%22blow%22+lions+paw&hl=en&sa= X&ei=PZjpVPz6LMvmoATntIDYDg&ved= 0CAgQ6AEwATjCAw

    him, but he was quite dead ; the blow with the lion's paw bad fractured his skull.
    https://books.google.com/books?id=uq4UAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA521&d q=%22blow%22+lions+paw&hl=en&sa= X&ei=MpXpVNvXG8_coATT1ILwDg&ved= 0CAwQ6AEwAzjKAg

    The strength of a full-grown Lion in his prime is prodigious; he can fell an ox with a blow of his paw,
    https://books.google.com/books?id=LfomAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA1249& dq=%22blow%22+lions+paw&hl=en&sa =X&ei=M5bpVLG5EZLaoATr6YDwDg&ved =0CAgQ6AEwATjyAg

    a single blow of his powerful paw brought the antelope on its haunches, another struck almost at the same stretched its body lifeless on the plain
    https://books.google.com/books?id=Xl8EAAAAQAAJ&pg=RA1-PA114&focus=viewport&dq=%22blow% 22+lion+antelope+paw&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

    Not only has the lion advantage of great courage—at least, except when comingin contact with those he feels to be his masters—and of great swiftness, but his strength is prodigious. He will fell an ox or an antelope with a single blow of his paw,
    https://books.google.com/books?pg=PA210&dq=%22blow%22+lio n+antelope+paw&ei=UZDpVMyaGsbeoA SV3oHQDg&id=aOlDAQAAMAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html_text

    or I have known him to break the spine of an ox with a single blow of his
    tremendous fore-paw;
    https://books.google.com/books?id=jx1fAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA452&d q=%22blow%22+lion+antelope+paw&h l=en&sa=X&ei=UZDpVMyaGsbeoASV3oH QDg&ved=0CA4Q6AEwBDhk

    One enormous bound enables the lion to spring on its back, and one blow with his paw breaks its spine.
    https://books.google.com/books?id=3ENJAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA181&d q=%22blow%22+lion+antelope+paw&h l=en&sa=X&ei=UZDpVMyaGsbeoASV3oH QDg&ved=0CBgQ6AEwCThk
    he lion hardly uses his jaws in self defense, more so of his paws and claws:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=4D...a=X&ei=wBUdVI-oM5L8oQSsuYKwAw&ved=0CAgQ6AEwAQ


    strength of his jaw, terrible though it is, is as nothing compared to the force of his blows. With one stroke of his paw he can break the back of a bullock as he springs over it ; and the writer has seen a native with his head and neck literally telescoped by one of paws...
    ~Idler Magazine

    (George Gilbert Goodwin)

    The lion hunts the larger game such as water- buck, wildebeest, and kudu, but it seems to prefer the zebra. ... In its attack on a zebra, an experienced lion will gallop alongside the animal and slap it on the neck with its mighty paw. Then the king of beasts slows down and waits for the zebra to fall. The lion's blow may not cut the skin, but it is delivered...

    (Charles Gutch)
    having learnt in our childhood that the lion is the king of beasts, a very type of fiery courage and princely generosity, ... blow from his terrible paw cun knock over the largest animals, and crush any of the smaller — a dog or an antelope for...


    Although, by this time, the lion is well able to take care of himself, he does not arrive at his full growth and force until he is nearly eight years old, and then he is truly a fearful beast. The tales that are told of the strength of the adult lion are almost incredible. At the age of three years he can kill a horse or an ox with a single blow of his paw; and a full-grown lion has been known to carry in his mouth an ox as big as himself for several miles, trotting along the whole time and never once stopping to put down his burden or to take rest.
    The roaring of the lion is also terrible, and quite beyond description. The Arabs have but one word for it, and that is, 'thunder.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=is...a=X&ei=9B0dVLXMF5C yogT25IDABQ&ved=0CAoQ6AEwAg

    Lions are exceeded in size among the cats only by tigers; they may weigh up to 6OO pounds and measure 10 feet, nose to tail tip. And, next to the kick of a kangaroo, the swipe of the lions paw is unquestionablythe most powerful blow in the animal kingdom I have been with African tribes whose language contains no word for lion for fear that using it would call the lion's attention to themselves.
    http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/18552723/

    The lions paw blow is his most common method of attack:

    Death From Blow of Lion

    St. James's Gazette. V Some men are naturally fitted to tackle a lion; others are doomed if chance brings about so undesirable a meeting. The unfortunate man whom lions have killed at Blackpool is of the latter category. It is by no means certain, however, that the three inmates of the den into which he so unwisely entered attacked him. There was a similar adventure at Astley's. A man entered the theatre in the early morning and foud to his horror that the four lions , there had broken from their cage. One gave him a blow with its paw, then took him in its mouth. . The blow from a lion's paw is said to be after the stroke of a whale's tail and the kick of a giraffe, the strongest thing in nature. So that the victim was dead when the keeper went to the rescue. Only one lion had concerned itself with the man, and. was now sitting" over him as a dog sits over a bone.
    http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/57473850

    The lion is so-such a large animal, the lamest specimens weighing' not more than 400 or 500 pounds. But in proportion to his size there is no other animal that approaches his muscular power.The blow of his paw is like tlie blow of steam hammer in a foundery. Here is a characteristic example of his strength. A trusty and experienced, Transval hunter of Laiargue's volunteers observed a lion on the bank of the Nile, he volunteered to attack it alone and was put shore, he was armed with a single-'imrnHed, rifle. He advanced unconcernedly toward the lion, which had been standing, but now immediately crouched. When within, a few yards of the lion the Xakroovl fired. With a loud roar the lion sprang ou the man. gave him a trifle blow on the shoulder, and fell down by the hunter, who over moved. Now, mark the force of the lion's paw. With a bullet through his heart, tbe lion had struck such a blow that the Takroovi's hand hung from his hip. It had actually been torn from the shoulder and carried all the flesh and muscles from the ribs and the side.The arm only hung by a shred to the hip bone' . - Sir Samuel says in conclusion about th lion: "I shall always admire the calm dignity of appearan've, the massive strength, the quiet determination of expression, and tlie noli me tangere decision of this noble animal
    http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/32460781/


    A royal bengal tigress and a fully grown african lion fought to the death the other day in a small zoo at argatala bengal. The lion dodged the first attack, but soon leaped into close quarters and killed the tigress outright. The lion is protected by his mane-which grows longer in captivity he must use one forepaw to balance himself while the tiger can balance on his hindlegs using both paws as weapons. The lion normally weighs about a hundred pounds more than his rival, but the added pounds slow him up. The tigers speed also discounts the more powerful punch, in the lions shoulder muscles.
    http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Anews.google.com+ lion+shoulder+tiger+powerful+&ie =ISO-8859-1&hl=en&source=hp&gbv=1

    Lion striking at a buffalos head:


    STRIKE FORCE

    But whatever the lion's object, the result of the attack was sufficiently patent, and I have never seen clearer evidence of the marvelous strength of these brutes than the terribly crushed condition of that ox. The great bones of the leg were splintered and the flesh a mass of black pulp and extravasated blood; and yet there was scarcely a claw-mark upon the skin,—all this injury had been done by the mere force
    https://books.google.com/books?pg=PA405&dq=blow+%22force% 22+lions+paw&ei=r8frVPeiEMfdoATO v4HIDg&id=otZp3FqL0swC&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html_text

    Ask ten persons what Is the strongest animal force In the world, and nine will reply that it is the blow from a lion's paw

    (Bottom right corner)
    http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/lccn/2...ed-1/seq-3.pdf.
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    The lion knocked Gedo's bull down with a sideways blow of his paw, and then bit the animal through the back of the neck, killing it instantly.
    "The lion knocked Gedo's bull down with a sideways blow of his paw, and then bit the animal through the back of the neck, killing it instantly." - Google Search

    Leaping paw blows:





    he delivers that to a zebra or a kongoni would be a death stroke — a blow on the neck from his paw. the most powerful striking arm in the animal kingdom.
    "lion" "knocked it down" paw blow - Google Search

    Paw blows are always at the face:

    prey to the ground by biting through the back of the neck, or by striking the animal a terrific blow with the paw, smashing the skull.
    The Wide World

    Instead of grapping or trying to pin a advesary down like a bear, the lion whacks with its paw even if the advesary is on the ground:



    One blow of his paw can break a zebra's neck or tear rhino skin. The lion remains by his prey until he has eaten his fill
    "One blow of his paw can break a zebra's neck or tear a rhino skin. The lion remains by his prey until he has eaten his fill" - Google Search

    The paw always lands on the head:


    I have witnessed the skull of a living man being crushed to pieces as if it were an egg-shell, by a lion already in its death-throes,
    The Illustrated sporting & dramatic news

    Blows are always aimed at the face and head:



    The brute sprang out upon him and with one blow from its paw struck him dead. The force of the blow simply crushed his skull in.
    "The brute sprang out upon him and with one blow from its paw struck him dead. The force of the blow simply crushed his skull in" - Google Search

    George P. Sanderson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    The popular belief that a tiger slinks away should he fail in his attack is erroneous, as also the belief that he can kill his prey by a stroke of the paw. I have never seen anything to support this belief,nor is it held by natives.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=...sn6oATjjIKQDA&ved=0C AYQ6AEwAA



    the force of a blow:

    Can knock down his foe:



    Mr. Inverarity believes that animals killed by tigers suffer little beyond the panic of a few seconds. The shock produces a stupor and dreaminess in which there is no sense of pain or feeling of terror. The powerful stroke of the fore paw of the tiger is a fiction ; he clutches with his claws as one might with the fingers, but does not strike a blow.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=...joASa8oKgCA&ved=0CBg Q6AEwCTgU

    A paw blow to the face:

    The idea of a tiger killing large game by a blow from his paw is nonsense; besides, in India a tiger never faces his prey, but attacks him on the frank, unless charged
    Los Angeles Herald 6 May 1906 — California Digital Newspaper Collection


    In some of the old natural history books we were told that both the lion and the tiger killed their prey by breaking the neck with a single blow of their powerful fore-paws,but this is certainly not the method employed by the tiger
    http://www.google.com/search?q=In...i=3j7EU5auCJCgogSO i4HQBg&sa=N


    The blow caught the hyena high up on the side of its head, and the force of it lifted it into the air. It landed six feet away and rolled over once, its neck broken and the life already gone from it. The dust began to settle again.
    "The blow caught the hyena high up on the side of its head, and the force of it lifted it into the air." - Google Search

    swiped one of the hyena a tremendous blow with a front paw and slashed its neck wide open. The lioness pounced on to the animal and bit deeply into the back of its neck, killing it instantly. The second hyena got the message and sprinted
    "swiped one of the hyena a tremendous blow with a front paw and slashed its neck wide open" - Google Search



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    A Carpathian Bear Killed by One Blow from a Lions Paw at Wombwell's Show.

    They were in a cage together, with a partition separating them. The partition had become worn, and it was intended that this morning it be repaired. Greats chunks of meat were thrown the two animals. The lion, with his mass pounds of muscle and" bone, 1 1." u iuc utui , luici ui? titiier nmsneu hist. Then he glanced sullenly over through the Pars at the lion and bear, h Inline to get to him. Sure enough the partition broke. and in a moment the two animals were locked in a regular dim I'ov.-j 'death embrace." Cart. Maitland, Ui.-uta'jer of tne sbo. savs that the: fight was of very short duration. however, and in that time he saw cxemrtiined the marvelous strength with which the naturalists accredit lions.

    The bear fought and bit the lion for a few seconds, scratching his face to some extent and biting a small piece out of his paw. They swayed backward and forward for a while, when suddenly the lion drew back his tremendous paw' and dealt the bear a blow across the back that resounded all over the circus enclosure. It landed squarely on the bear's back breaking the spinal column as If It were a twig. the bear fell back dead, and the monarch of the forest. after sniffing at the dead carcass, walked back to where he had been eating and Irinrr alown facing the dead bear resumed his crunching on the meat before him. Capt, Maitland says. that he never before had any idea of the immense strength in the paw of a lion. The blow he hit the bear was of such force that the. spinal column hardly offered resistance to it. It was like the force of a battering ram 'be- tnnri a alT'tl-tnr4i nrAaani. n ...n, T,a bear was making every effort to chew up his lordly antagonist just before he was struck, while the lii did not nse h's tfsTU at all.
    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/138246807/
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    Paw blow:



    Five minutes after the men left "Kitty" discovered that the gate to the lion's cage was not locked. She pushed it open and attacked him. With a few swift blows from his paws and a rip o tv.-o from his great teeth she succumbed.
    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/139024521/

    Paw swipe:


    Of all the cats, lions have the strongest forequarters, which is why a lion can deliver such a deadly blow with a front paw - hard enough to break a large antelope's back.
    http://www.wildlife-pictures-online.com/lion-facts.html


    http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/ar...&searchLimits=

    Trading blows with their paws:



    http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/ar...&searchLimits=
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    The most common things lions do is strike with their paws:





    Lions have broken chairs as their usual paw strike method:
    Ordinarily, in the course of a season, sixty or seventy chairs are used up
    https://www.google.com/#tbm=bks&q=pa...are+used+up%22

    They throw multiple blows at time, something you cant find bears doing at all:
    http://footage.framepool.com/en/shot...racking-circus



    Every fight between lions paw blows are mentioned:
    https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...g=3493,1336289

    A single blow of his paw brought the horse to the ground. Then the lion seized the soldier by the shoulder, shook him as a cat would a mouse, and throwing him on the sand lay with his paw across him
    https://books.google.com/books?id=Dz...rse%22&f=false

    In exactly the 1-2 second mark, you can see the lion hit the other one with such force it flipped the lion on his back:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MpEtKnAiWw

    They swing their arms like haymakers, a bear only pushes and extends his paws like a push:

    Paw blows:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pca5u-ud5Ag

    Paw swipes:

    The zebra, scenting their deadly enemy, stampede madly away with barks of terror, generally in the direction of the waiting lioness, who makes her spring when they come in line, and soon pulls her prey to the ground - by biting it through the back of the neck, or by striking the animal a terrific blow with the paw, smashing the skull.
    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/39299504/

    Paw swipes:


    The Barbary Lion is far superior to his Asiatic brother in the power of his limbs, the length and height of his body, the size of his head, and especially in the volume and colour of his majestic mane. He may be said to be less yellow than the Lion
    https://books.google.com/books?id=__...20limb&f=false


    Let us first consider the Barbary Lion, for it is he that has, since time immemorial, retained the title of "King of Beasts" by his courage, strength, bravery, nobility, generosity, gravity and calm demeanor.
    The Lion The Barbary Lion {Felis leo barbarus) like of all his kindred has a strong frame; and the Barbary. front part of his body is much larger than the hind part, because of the broad chest and retracted flanks. The thick and nearly square head is prolonged into a broad, blunt muzzle; the ears are rounded, the eyes are of medium size but full of fire, the limbs are very strong, and the paws are the largest among all Felidae. The long tail ends in a short thorn, which is covered with a fluffy tuft. The color of this Lion is tawny, inclining to a reddish yellow or dull brown hue, according as some hairs have black tips or are quite black. The mane is very thick. A male Lion may measure four feet in height at the shoulder, and about eleven feet in length from the nose to the tip of the tail, the latter occupying from five to six feet.
    https://books.google.com/books?id=Ov...20limb&f=false

    A Lion can drag the carcass of a horse with apparent ease, or can break the back of a horse or an ox with onestroke of its paw. T
    https://books.google.com/books?id=ns...20lion&f=false

    A lion swiping at a trainers stick



    By the time a lion is two years old, he can kill with one blow a camel, a horse or an ox:
    https://books.google.com/books?id=hX...mel%22&f=false


    Hyenas have to be careful in these situations; one swipe of a lion's paw can kill a fully-grown hyena.
    http://unm-bioblog.blogspot.com/2012...-conflict.html

    "fracture the skull of an ox with one blow of his foot, and then carry him"
    https://www.google.com/#tbm=bks&hl=e...n+carry+him%22

    So the stroke of a cat's paw, apart from the claws, would scarcely injure a hare; but a blow from a lion's paw might break a horse's back
    https://www.google.com/#tbm=bks&hl=e...se%27s+back%22

    The great muscular power of the animal is strongly evinced in the stroke of the paw. The firm manner in which the claw comes down, and the great action and weight of the paw, cause a single claw to act with such terrible effect that it is sufficient to fracture the skull of a man, even though the lion springs over him and strikes him in no other way. The paw of the lion no doubt conveys him to the place where his prey is to be met with, and he runs moderately fast, and he struts and stalks with all the majesty of a Hercules; but, notwithstanding this, the muscles on the fore-arm of the lion do not take a leading part in the walking motion
    https://books.google.com/books?id=2B...ure%22&f=false

    Paw swipes at the head:

    A lion kills by breaking the neck with a heavy blow ofthe paw, by gripping the nostrils and causing suffocation or by biting at the neck and severing the jugular vessel.
    https://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbm=bk...w+ofthe+paw%22

    It only takes one stroke of the paw for a lion to break the necks of their prey.
    https://www.save-wildlife.org/downlo...12_English.pdf

    Like a flash, the killer came to life, the mighty head jerked up and seized the nearest hyena in his jaws, crushing out the life instantly, whilst he struck powerful blows with his paws and sent another of his enemies flying through the air with a broken back
    https://www.google.com/#tbm=bks&hl=e...broken+back%22

    Like strong, brave men, they face their foe. Although the roar of the lion when undisturbed is so terrific, and prolonged into a deep growl, when enraged he utters a short, repeated cry. A single stroke of his paw is often sufficient to destroy his prey
    https://books.google.com/books?id=Jn...-tiger&f=false

    Using their powerful, heavily muscled front legsand shoulders, a lion can knock down a full grown zebra orstun a large antelope simply with a blow to the head orhindquarters with their massive forepaws
    http://cdn.dolimg.com/disneynature/c..._Ed__Guide.pdf

    This enables the lion to deliver blows with it's forepawsheavy enough to break a zebra's back. The bones ofthe front legs are twisted in such a manner as to givea great range of motion to the forelimb.
    http://www.sciencepub.net/report/rep...0207_78_86.pdf

    y (Rosevear 1974). Small prey arestruck and stunned or killed from a single blow of the paw followedby a quick bite if necessary
    http://www.science.smith.edu/msi/pdf...nthera_leo.pdf


    http://libraries.ucsd.edu/speccoll/D...-c57-1925z.pdf

    https://books.google.com/books?id=mvPSAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA23&dq =%22blow+from+a+lion%27s+paw%22& hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjaqe_bgdLO AhUE5mMKHVqlC6k4ChDoAQgbMAA#v=on epage&q=%22blow%20from%20a%20lio n's%20paw%22&f=true


    A grizzly or brown bear will grasp and hold a man or beast while biting, or strike with the claws, and blows from their forearms are delivered as frequently and not less effectually than is customary with the lion https://www.google.com/search?q=blow...=10&sa=N&dpr=1

    Animal prey would stand A lioness with her kill in East Africa. The forelegs of lions [> are enormously powerful, capable of breaking the neck of a zebra with one blow of a paw. little chance of rescue, and the inevitable death blots out 46 ..
    https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bk...f+rescue%2C%22


    https://books.google.com/books?id=Rt...ear%22&f=false

    he lion is more easily subdued than the tiger. lie fears the elephant and rushes from the rhinoceros, but his strength is prodigious; with a single blow of his paw he can breakthe back of a horse
    https://books.google.com/books?id=3s...ear%22&f=false

    Take the lion, for example. Who would think that an animal of such ponderous size and weight, who can strike an ox to the ground with a singleblow of his mighty paw, could pass noiselessly through the thickest jungle and overtake an antelope in fair chase? To begin with, we will take the Lion (Leo barbarus), which stands at the head of the cat tribe—the acknowledged King of Beasts. No animal, and scarcely even man, can hear without trembling his mighty roar, and from his strength and courage he is feared by every denizen of the fores It is yet uncertain whether or not there is more than one species of lion. Some authors suppose the African lion, the Gambian lion, the Asiaticlion, etc, to be different animals; while others consider them to be merely varieties of the same type, slightly modified according to the country in which they live.
    ven when in pursuit of prey, he never takes more exertion than is absolutely necessary for his purpose, but prefers to stalk the quarry until he can creep within five or six yards. One powerful bound and a single blow of his paw then suffices to kill his prey, and he earns his meal with very little active exertion.
    https://books.google.com/books?id=xE...-whale&f=false

    We are told by Kolben, that he ufually knocks down his prey with his paw, and feldom bites it till he has given the mortal blow
    https://books.google.com/books?id=iv...20-dog&f=false

    and so strong that ablow of its paw would break a horse's back
    https://books.google.com/books?id=dG...20-dog&f=false

    The L. frequently fells its prey by a blow from the paw, and springs upon the flank or shoulders in another mode of attac
    https://books.google.com/books?id=qk...20-dog&f=false

    Lion_either strikes down his prey with a furious blow of his paw, or drags it to
    https://books.google.com/books?id=7p...-whale&f=false

    but the general rule seems to be that the Lion either strikes down his prey with a furious blow of his paw, or drags it to the ground by
    https://books.google.com/books?id=D7...-whale&f=false
 
 
 
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